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authorTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2013-07-30 08:30:16 -0400
committerTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2013-07-30 08:30:16 -0400
commit1207637304990374231fe4e9aeb527904f4ec1e6 (patch)
treea855a753d1765e6dad52f819a7b540672bd716cc /Documentation
parentad81f0545ef01ea651886dddac4bef6cec930092 (diff)
workqueue: mark WQ_NON_REENTRANT deprecated
dbf2576e37 ("workqueue: make all workqueues non-reentrant") made WQ_NON_REENTRANT no-op but the following patches didn't remove the flag or update the documentation. Let's mark the flag deprecated and update the documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/workqueue.txt b/Documentation/workqueue.txt
index a6ab4b62d926..67113f622880 100644
--- a/Documentation/workqueue.txt
+++ b/Documentation/workqueue.txt
@@ -100,8 +100,8 @@ Subsystems and drivers can create and queue work items through special
workqueue API functions as they see fit. They can influence some
aspects of the way the work items are executed by setting flags on the
workqueue they are putting the work item on. These flags include
-things like CPU locality, reentrancy, concurrency limits, priority and
-more. To get a detailed overview refer to the API description of
+things like CPU locality, concurrency limits, priority and more. To
+get a detailed overview refer to the API description of
alloc_workqueue() below.
When a work item is queued to a workqueue, the target gcwq and
@@ -166,16 +166,6 @@ resources, scheduled and executed.
- By default, a wq guarantees non-reentrance only on the same
- CPU. A work item may not be executed concurrently on the same
- CPU by multiple workers but is allowed to be executed
- concurrently on multiple CPUs. This flag makes sure
- non-reentrance is enforced across all CPUs. Work items queued
- to a non-reentrant wq are guaranteed to be executed by at most
- one worker system-wide at any given time.
Work items queued to an unbound wq are served by a special
@@ -233,6 +223,10 @@ resources, scheduled and executed.
This flag is meaningless for unbound wq.
+Note that the flag WQ_NON_REENTRANT no longer exists as all workqueues
+are now non-reentrant - any work item is guaranteed to be executed by
+at most one worker system-wide at any given time.
@max_active determines the maximum number of execution contexts per

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